Windows 10: Would like to override default font in dialog.

  1.    21 Nov 2017 #1

    Would like to override default font in dialog.


    Would anyone happen to know how to override the default font used in a "generic" Open Folder dialog?

    I've read about the default fonts for MS Shell Dlg and MS Shell Dlg 2 ... and have tried to substitute Tahoma in the registry for both. Nothing changed in this dialog ... even after a reboot.

    The developer of the particular software that's displaying this says "it's a Windows dialog". But all other (similar) dialogs on my Win10 PC have a good and normal appearance. This one application displays what I call a "weak font" ... thin and with jaggies ... and is a visual blemish. BTW, the application's other font uses are just fine.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Weak Font Zoom.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	50.7 KB 
ID:	164948
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    22 Nov 2017 #2

    That looks like a Win 7 style frame.. so suggests the dialogue is custom. Plenty of open/save dialogues are, as I think you know.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    22 Nov 2017 #3

    Thanks for pointing that out. I picked up the PNG from W7, but the one from W10 (below) shows the same weak font ... as exemplified by the word 'Videos'.

    Again, the reason for my question is that the developer says that the dialog is 'standard", not custom. Is there some way to confirm?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Weak font W10.PNG 
Views:	2 
Size:	32.0 KB 
ID:	165169
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 10,288
    1. Windows 7 Home Premium 2. Windows 10 Professional
       22 Nov 2017 #4

    To me, it looks as if you have some appearance settings disabled.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000362.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	61.9 KB 
ID:	165170
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    23 Nov 2017 #5

    A good idea of something to check ... but both my PC's are set to enhance the screen fonts. Apparently, the dialog I'm trying to improve is defined at a fairly basic level ... like just specifying a simplistic font.

    Thanks for your response.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Performance Options.png 
Views:	7 
Size:	12.4 KB 
ID:	165265
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    23 Nov 2017 #6

    Oddly, the font in that screenshot looks better than that in what I guess is file explorer in your first - the window in the background.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    23 Nov 2017 #7

    True. I don't have any font problem with common system dialogs. The font I've noted as "weak" is in the Browse Folder dialog of a 3rd-party application ... which is weak in both Win7 and Win10 ... and is reportedly a "standard dialog".
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    24 Nov 2017 #8

    This gives you options to change and restore the font and rebuild the cache
    Change Default System Font in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Rebuild Font Cache in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    Then you can retry this
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	53.4 KB 
ID:	165307
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hello I followed a tutorial on some website telling me how to change the default font to something else but I found out too late that it was fake, and instead of changing the font to the one I chose it, changed it to something else that looked...
I am visually impaired and am looking for a way to change or override the default 32x32 mouse pointer size limit either through Registry settings, Group Policy or through a setting in God Mode. Is there anyone who can help? I know there is some way...
In my Windows 10, some messages and command buttons are in a font different from the system default font after the anniversary upgrade is applied. In the screenshots below, you can see that the toolbar area has the usual system font (Segoe UI),...
Changing default font in Customization
It seems the default font on this WIndows is Arial and it's really ugly, especially when reading an entire page in Chrome or in any other browser. Tried to change the font in all browsers- no result. It can change only the size- Arial still there....
It appears that the Mail app wants to show all messages in nasty 'Times New Roman' or similar. Does anyone know how to change default font that the Mail app uses? I can't find anything in the settings at all. Edit: I should make it clear that...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:59.
Find Us